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KCSMMHZ
Nov 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
prices tumbling was news from brussels. the eu commission published a report that was very pessimistic about growth prospects in the eurozone, and it saw tremendous challenges ahead for deficit reduction in countries even like france. >> we say in frankfurt for a closer look at the numbers. the dax headed down by nearly 2%. euro stoxx 50 down by even more. across the atlantic, the down who -- the dow down, and the euro trading at a dollar of $ 1.2766. a look at the anti-as 30 protests in greece, including an update from our correspondent in athens -- a look at the anti- austerity protests in greece. >> but first, turkey ramping of defense against its neighbor syria. the government says it is discussing with nato the possible deployment of patriot missiles designed to combat both enemy aircraft and missiles, and it would create a kind of no-fly zone here at the turkish border. >> pr has voted in favor of becoming the 51st u.s. state -- puerto rico. a majority of the population on the island approved the referendum. it is currently a self-governing u.s. territory. the move is
KCSMMHZ
Nov 21, 2012 2:30pm PST
ministers failed to greenlight the payment despite 11 hours of overnight talks in brussels. >> they will give it another shot next monday. ordinary greeks are wondering when the uncertainty will finally end. >> the mood was somber on the streets of greek cities as people that just the bad news from brussels -- as people digested the bad news from brussels. >> i do not know if i to make a difference to our everyday lives. the measures that have been taken thus far have already left us in poverty. all i had to say is that the people are very disappointed. >> the government says it has done all it can to comply with the demands of international creditors, and the eurozone countries and imf must keep their part of the bargain. with state bankruptcy looming, athens has issued treasury bills with shorter maturity as a way of raising cash quickly. the opposition in greece blame the prime minister but added that germany and in particular chancellor merkel were also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's election campaign. she cannot admit to the german peopl
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 9:30am PST
>> hello. welcome to "european journal" from the dw studios here in brussels. good to be with you. let's take a look at what is coming up in today's program -- chinese investors bring a touch of eastern promised to french vineyards. military protests in portugal bring crisis even deeper. the people of albania lived under a brutal, stalinist dictatorship for more than 40 years. one of the most brutal regimes in eastern europe. under the iron grip, hundreds of thousands died, and many more dissidents were sent to prison camps. these days, as albania tries to show a new democratic base to the world, even hoping one day to become a member of the european union, the past is still there to haunt it. former political prisoners are fighting a bitter battle for compensation, but not even hunger strikes seem likely to convince the current government. >> we go to the site of the hunger strike. the word "democracy" is still written on the wall. strikers refused food for weeks, and then police came and took away their water and medicine. this is where one strikers set himself on fire. the man
KCSMMHZ
Nov 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
unemployment. >> in a moment, we will get the reaction from brussels and go live to madrid, but first, this report. >> protesters have come to vent their anger, and from early on, by a police in spain were braced for a long day -- riot police in spain were braced for a long day. unemployment stands at 25% in spain, the highest in the european union. every week brings fresh job cuts, and frustration is growing. spain's economy is set to shrink by another 1.5% this year. there were similar scenes in several metro stations where hundreds of protesters face rows of officers. metro services have been largely suspended, and only 20% of long- distance trains are running. schools and many shops are also shut down. spain's general workers union says the nationwide stoppage is being observed by nearly all workers in the automobile, energy, shipbuilding, and construction industries. >> they are taking all our rights away -- all our rights. the banks and other business people are bringing us onto the streets. they are stealing our salaries. we do not have any rights anymore. >> hundreds of flight
KCSMMHZ
Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm PST
grease. >> at a meeting in brussels, the head of the imf and -- the heads of the imf and eurozone clashed over when greece should reduce its debt. >> but they did at least agree on a few things -- above all the grece could have at least two years to cut deficit. >> it is a question of how much progress greece can realistically be expected to make in a particular amount of time. >> greece's international lenders were playing down their differences the morning after the clash over athens' debts. the imf wants greece to achieve its lower ratio by 2020 while the eu foreign ministers want to allow the country two more years. >> there's no disagreement between the imf and the euro group, but the way forward is difficult. even if we agree on a target date, we have to figure out how to get there. >> the group's help long negotiations of the matter, but the head of the imf remains adamant that greece should stick to the original timetable -- the groups held long negotiations over the matter. >> there is a more or less good probability that we will move the target. i was trying to express m
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
installment of the much needed international bailout, the finance ministers are now meeting in brussels. >> it may be imminent. the 31.5 billion euro payout that they need to stay afloat. >> this is the third reading of this kind in as many >> the euro group president needs to get a result of soon. finance ministers from across these on have spent the last three weeks trying to finalize arrangements for the next payout. >> i came to find a solution. we are not thinking about failure. >> even if the ministers to reach an agreement on the next tranche of a greek aid, the fundamental question remains -- how can greece shoulder the debt long term? the eurozone wants to give greece more time, but the imf is calling for a hair cut meaning some investors would not get their money back. >> we will work for a solution that helps grease. >> we cannot make guarantees while we're still working on restructuring and debt. this is a standpoint we all agree on. that is what everyone said two weeks ago. >> and now may not be the time to tackle long-term questions. greece needs money fast if they want to
KICU
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm PST
is crazy. oh, my goodness. >>> and this is just another monday morning in brussels. when cheerleaders take over, not everybody is a fan. >> we got to send them our like dolphins cheerleaders. i could watch them watch paint dry, thank you. >>> i'm showing you a video of two incredible animal rescues, and it all involves human brute strength. the first one is henry the pig, he's an 800-pound yorkshire pig. >> many could on, henry. >> can i ask who just left the giant pit the size of an 800-pound pig in a barnyard. >> people are starting a thermal project and henry got in there. what you're looking at are fire hoses and they're filling in the hole with firewood so henry can climb out. >> 800-pound, i'm not surprised they're trying to build steps for him. >> he said if he gets out of the hole, get out of the way. >> the steps do work. >> oh! >> now a second guy is in the hole trying to push him out and finally, henry makes it. >> get out of there. oh! >> and they scatter. >>> and henry like takes off. >> yeah, henry. >> there's one more rescue i need to she you. this is from
CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
lawmakers approve 2013 budget, but germany warns brussels aren't likely to sign off on the next tranche of aid at their meeting today. lorenzo tells cnbc greece needs more time and he's urged europe to extend the company's debt maturities. plus president obama will get a lot of input this week from civic leaders on how to tackle the looming fiscal cliff before he sits down with house and senate leaders on friday. we're up and running for a fresh week of global business news. we'll hear from kelly fairly shortly. also on today's program, we'll be in brussels ahead of the important euro group meeting. focus there on greece and the eu budget. after the weekend, talks collapsed. and the annual world energy outlook report in an hour and plus analysis of where oil prices can be headed. and best buy gets set to join the tablet wars with it insignia flex. what can it offer to customers that the ipad, kindle 5 and surface can't. the first japanese government may be forcesed to lower its outlook for the economy, this after reporting an 8.9% fall in third quarter gdp. at this rate, already in rece
PBS
Nov 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
brussels, the question was, had they come to argue or agree on a seven-year budget? all eyes were on david cameron regarded as the potential spoiler, the leader that insists on a cut. >> to keep the british rebate. >> the prime minister was in the see the key european officials to make his case. a 15 minute meeting became 35 and the prediction after words was a long ways to go. other leaders were arriving at their message was to be ready to compromise. >> they all have some preconditions and they must be ready to compromise. >> david cameron did have allies like the swedish leader. >> we have the overall spending levels coming down. >> it has been a day of trying to build alliances. even the dutch prime minister warned against using a veto. keep a loaded gun in your pocket, he said. there is a fundamental divide on the one side that pay more than they get out. in germany and the spending 11 billion. the u.k. is next with 7 billion. others get more than they put in. greece receives over 4 billion. those countries which received big grants have been joined forces to remove any cuts. th
KCSMMHZ
Nov 24, 2012 8:30am PST
>> hello and the warm welcome to "european journal," coming to you from dw studios in brussels. good to have you with us. here is what we have today. czech republic. why the church is waiting for compensation. france, how a famous culinary delight has caused a big controversy. and poland, why you should never drink and drive very or even cycle. >> when the iron curtain fell, the countries of eastern europe had to redefine the relationship between church and state. under communist rule, there was little tolerance for organized religion in church property and land was expropriated wholesale. today, the czech republic was one of the last former soviet satellites where the church has still not received compensation. >> the father believes in god's grace period during his daily prayers, he also praised for the church in the czech republic. as a good christian, he knows one should never abandon hope for a miracle, but as a priest in the czech republic, he has. >> i believe in miracles. our father in heaven can do anything. when i look at the situation in the czech republic and the go
KCSMMHZ
Nov 12, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> returning now to the top story, in your top finance ministers meeting in brussels to discuss degree to bailouts. we're joined now with more from our brussels correspondent. why is it taking so long or eu finance ministers to agree on releasing the next tranche of funds for greece? >> the terms of the deal have to be renegotiated. the troika as recommended more time to take up paying off the debt of some of the more time means more money. now there are intense discussions going on among the people who will have to come up with that money and the proper ways that, unless the group comes up with a sustainable road map to talk about hate they will have financing in greece, the ecb is not willing to step in and help out with temporary mechanisms. unless the ecb steps in, we all know that it looks really bad for greece this week. >> , having trouble with the draft agreement being discussed in brussels and including the idea that greece should be given an extra two years to meet debt reduction targets. how would the additional two years be financed? >> that's the big questions. there are lots
FOX
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am PST
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CNBC
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am EST
sign of compromise as eu leaders arrive in brussel. it could turn into four days of budget talks. david cameron reiterating his criticisms of increasing block spending budget in 2013. and palestinians pour on to the streets to celebrate as cease fire ends eight days of deadly strikes between israel and hamas. we kick off three hours with the euro son flash services pmi, 5.7. a little weaker than consensus. lowest since july 2009. business expectations 48.6. manufacturing manufacturing pmi 46.2. composite pmi as a result 45.8, which is pretty him bang in line with the reuters poll. so service sectors worst since july 2009, decline in manufacturing eased a little bit more than expected in november. joining us, chief european economist. ricar ricardo, thanks for joining us. so still a negative territory. what does this point to in terms of the economic decline for the fourth quarter? >> i think it's in line with the idea that real sgchlt dp will decline by at least 0.2%, possibly 0.3%. it will give us a negative entry point in 2013 when i expect an average growth of minus 0.2%. so s
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 2:05am EST
brussels sprouts. >> we're going to do them easy. you basically clean off the outer leaves. i save mine. you can deep fry them and have a wicked tasty treat. get them in the bowl, a little salt and pepper. >> little olive oil. >> real simple. these brussels sprouts contain such good sugars, you get the bitter taste and sweet taste. when you caramelize them. >> i love them. >> it's like beets, either people love them or don't like them at all. >> exactly, but such good emotion. the taste is so good. these go into the oven, 300 degrees. >> how long? >> about 25 minutes. you get incredible caramelized brussels sprouts. >> what's going on with this bacon? >> bacon is my favorite vegetable, brown sugar, you're going to candy this bacon. with maple syrup. what's going to happen, you're going to take the bacon -- >> no, you're not! no, you're not! >> it was delicious before. >> now what are you doing? >> herbed pecans, cayenne pepper. rubbed with a little butter. this is your dish. take the roasted brussels sprouts out, then pop these bad boys right in your bowl. >> oh, my gosh. >> amazing, hu
KCSMMHZ
Nov 20, 2012 2:30pm PST
rwanda, thank you. eurozone finance ministers are holding a key meeting in brussels to decide whether greece should get the next tranche of bailout money. athens needs the money to avoid going bankrupt within days. >> lagarde disagrees about the best way to help greece get their national debt down to a sustainable level. and looks like another top the negotiations in brussels. >> eurozone finance ministers and the chief of the imf did not entirely cia wide. lagarde is opposed to the idea of giving athens two warriors together better control -- to get their debt under control. >> it would be optimistic to expect the next steps to be shrouded in college, but there's no doubt that greece has delivered. we still need to agree on some details, but i think there's a good chance we will reach agreement this evening. of course, it cannot be 100% sure. >> there were also disagreements among all the rows of finance ministers, especially about an extension to greece's budget targets. >> the plan and, as it now stands, includes a funding gap that needs to be plugged. as they did not need to plug
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
top officials in brussels say they are confident a deal will be reached early next year. >> hours of talks failed to bridge big gaps between richer countries and those that rely most on eu funding. be contributors like britain, the netherlands, and sweden want spending bold back across the board -- rolled back across the board. >> european leaders were skeptical going into negotiations, so it was no surprise when ministers called off talks without a working budget. >> everyone brought their own goals to the table, and you know germany's position, but we are still focused on working toward a budget everyone can agree to. >> that means winning over england. prime minister david cameron has promised to veto any deal that fails to cut spending, and he has found a supporter in the dutch leader, who wants to slash the budget under the $1 trillion mark. >> we are cutting spending in the netherlands and the rest of europe as well. the eu also has to demonstrate that it is willing to tighten its belt. >> balancing the demands of all 27 member nations will take time, and the leaders do not
PBS
Nov 28, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >> the steps are intended to allow madrid to return to stability without further help from brussels. >> the u.s. ratings agency fitch has downgraded argentinian debt. the agency says a default by the latin american nation is probable. >> buenos aires is in trouble. in argentina does not pay its debt, which it says it will not, it will be technically in default. >> argentina owes money to creditors who refuse to take part in a debt by down after it defaulted on government bonds a decade ago. a u.s. federal court has ordered repayment by december 15. the government has appealed against the ruling. argentina is already struggling with recession, which the fitch report partly blamed on government intervention. fitch also highlighted allegations of corruption and pointed to a wave of protests, some of which have been violent. the court ruled that argentina must repay the $1.3 billion in debt, and if it is forced to pay in full, other holders of debt totaling $11 billion are expected to demand immediate payment as well. argentina says that if the court order same place, it may have diffic
PBS
Nov 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
>> hello and the very warm welcome to "european journal" coming to you from dw studios in brussels. it's very good to have you with the spirit here is what we have today -- fragile peace. like tensions are on the rise again in ireland. radical extremists -- why immigrants in greece are living in fear. and in danger paradise. the peace between catholics and protestants in island was struck nearly 14 years ago, ending decades of bloody conflict. more than 3000 people lost their lives. a lot has changed since then. former ira members make up the regional government together with protestants, but radical government still threaten -- radical militants threatened peace. the victim was a member of a group that does not hide its belief that northern ireland should remain part of the united kingdom >> organizers say it will be a peaceful procession. as a result of the peace process, they have been obliged to reach their rates, so as not to antagonize the city's catholic residents. but those changes go too far, said the orangemen. >> we take our faith very strongly. it is an extension of our
NBC
Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
station. >>> in brussels one chocolatier hopped on board the world record train. a chocolate artist in belgium has won the record for the world's largest chocolate structure. his 127 foot long chocolate train took more than 700 hours to make. it's actually pretty detailed there. >> amazing. >> exactly. it boasts both classic and modern car styles. the 2,700 pound model is currently on display in brussels. hopefully no one snaps off a piece. i probably would. >>> clowns in mexico traded balloons for muscles. it was all for a good cause. dozens of clowns came out for the 10th annual clown olympics. this, of course, for charity. competitors put on their freshly painted game faces to test for whacky dives, human bowling, even clown tug-of-war. the goal of the event was to raise enough money to buy and donate a half ton of groceries. >>> and finally, one french competition breaking is the name of the game. 19 break -- ow, look at that -- break dancing teams from across the globe came together for a battle of the best moves. dance crews had 6:00 to wow the crowd with flips, spins, any oth
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
the day to skip the brussell sprouts. it's time. you know what come november the fresh crop comes in and let me tell you. evening and chipping. they're packed in ice. because they're giving out so much heat. that's why they're packed in ice when you bring them home you have to put them in the fridge eight away. otherwise they will turn yellow and decay and that you won't want. selection, when you buy the brussell sprouts you see this here? this is what you want to look for. the smaller tighter, the better they will be. so important. nice and firm. when you bring them home like i said in the refrigerator right away. the best way to cook them you boil them and a little bit of the odor comes out. add some celery in there. that odor will not come out. i love them cooked any way. sauteed or all cooked and dipped in marinara sauce. it's a beautiful thing and they're loaded with nutritional value. they are a superfood. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. look how pretty these are. >> thank you tony. apparently losing the election is not good for mitt romney facebook and tw
CNBC
Nov 20, 2012 4:00am EST
. still to come, we'll be in athens and brussels. euro group reportedly close to signing off on the next tranche aid. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> some news coming out of israeli. government has fired shots at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv. there's a couple of conflicting reports, but reuters report on this is suggesting that government has been apprehended by police. we'll keep you informed on that. meanwhile spain has two separate debt auctions this week, between 3.5 and 4.5 billion euros up for grabs today. longer term bonds will hit the market on thursday. the focus squarely on greece. officials are expected to sign off in principal the next tranche of aid to athen
PBS
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
greece worth 43.7 euros. that's about $57 billion. this came after 12 rounds of talks in brussels. the ministers agreed to cut greece's debt to 124% of its gross domestic product by the year 2020. over in the u.s. financial experts say american consumers could spend $200 billion less due to the so-called fiscal cliff. the potential financial crunch involves automatic spends cuts coinciding with tax increases. it will occur at the end of this year unless opponents in congress find a compromise. the white house on monday released an estimate upon middle income earners. a family of four earning 50 to $80,000 will see taxes rise by over $2,000 a year. the increase will prompt shoppers to tighten pursestrings by $2 billion. members of the democratic and republican parties oppose an income tax rise for the middle class. democrats want the wealthy to pay more while the republicans are against such a hike. the parties start talk this week. now let's get a check on the markets. taking a look at the currency market. the euro reached a one-month high of 1.3 against the dollar and that's afte
PBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm PST
about to resume. negotiators will meet in brussels next week in their latest attempt to move the discussions forward. negotiations between the six nations and iran have been suspended since they last met in june in moscow. the two sides have failed to make any significant progress on the issue. they are demanding iran halt its program. it's concern that the end product could be used to develop nuclear weapons. foreign policy chief kathryn ashton and negotiators of the six countries will discuss a new nuclear proposal for iran. >>> the company responsible for the massive gulf of mexico oil spill is facing the largest criminal fine in united states history. bp has agreed to pay more than $4.5 billion in penalties. the spokesperson will plead guilty to 14 charges. they include 11 felony counts. bp is charged with neglecting science of abnormalities during an inspection conducted before the disaster. it agreed with the department of justice to pay the more than $4.5 billion in fines over a period of five years. >> i hope this sends a clear message to those that engage in this conduct
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
brussels which immediate impact decisions here which immediately impact decisions in brasilia. we need to figure out how to manage that world, how to provide global governance in a world that is not only multipolar in the sense of multiple poles of power, but also quite ideologically diverse. and i will and simply with offering free thoughts on what we as americans can do to try to prepare that world. so first is get our own house in order. in the end of the day, america's strength abroad has always been grounded in its strength at home. and we are moving into a world in which we need to have our lights on, in which we need to be able to look out of the world and figure out what is coming around the curve. and i get it right now because of the slow down in our economy and the polarization that has set the building behind us, we are not ready to do that. and if one thinks back and thinks that the great age of american engagement in the world, really from franklin roosevelt to bill clinton, it has rested upon a bipartisan compact between moderate and centrist republicans and moderate and ce
PBS
Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
one of brussels stations. it has 2 2 cars. measures 34 meters in length and weighs over one ton. the artist who created the train is not from belgium but malta. construction took six months and temperatures of 19 degrees celsius or less. it's set a record for the longest chocolate train. >> no, no. >> city officials say they haven't decided what to do with the train once the event ends. that wraps up this edition of "newsline." thanks very much for joining us.
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00am EST
europe is close to a deal on greece as ministers arrive for their latest summit in brussels. catalonia has pushed for independence. and a maim blow for the man fossa session. and two bank newcomers say the central bank says it has to do more to show it's serious about stimulating growth. and in the u.s., consumers filled up their shopping carts. early estimates show sales up 13% over the lost holiday weekend. >>> welcome to the start of a fresh trading week. kelly will be back tomorrow. catalonia voters have handed the majority to the separatists, but not necessarily the ones you thought. we'll assess the impact. and investors worry among protests over the egyptian president's attempt to increase his power base. and how much would it cost you to buy all items in the song 12 days of christmas? pnc wealth management will tell us why it's a lot more than you might think. plus shoppers hitting the net today, the year's biggest day for online purchases. we'll asset how much cash shoppers have left over after black friday's billion dollar be in an sa. bonanza. we have some confide
PBS
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
brussels to discuss whether to release new funds to index increase. -- indebted greece. a top aide of luna da silva has been sentenced for corruption. ruling communist party will announce new leaders. it is a once in a decade transition. economic reforms have sped ahead, making china the world's second-largest economy. for many, the pace of political changes to slow. our world affairs editor looks at how an old political system is operating in a changing nation. >> this was once a place without a name. just a number. some secret -- so secret it was not on the map. it was an industrial zone where armaments were made. so-called district 798. now is the center for artists and galleries. young, educated people here feel increasingly left out of the system altogether. >> as a young womna, she -- woman, she worked in a missile factory. now she is a writer. >> this is at a crucial state. general reforms have to be introduced. there will be reforms but probably not as much as people hope for. i will say that there will be more protests. >> from this austere little flat in northwest beijing co
SFGTV2
Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
word tolerance because, you know, i tolerate brussel sprouts but if you simply tolerate the diversity that is america, you are going to, you are aspiring for mediocrity. when we have, and this gets back to your question, when we have leaders that embrace diversity and that build a culture that says, you know what, if you want to compete in the global economy tomorrow, pal, you've got to embrace diversity. why does coca-cola write a brief to the united states supreme court and general motors and microsoft on issues of diversity and higher education? because they know if they want to get ahead, they've got to embrace that diversity. if they want to continue to be a fortunes 50 company, there's got to embrace diversity. similarly if we want to get down to the local level and address this issue, we've got to teach our kids that the sooner that you embrace difference and understand that your muslim classmate or your seat classmate or your gay classmate or your limited english professor classmate might be tomorrow's ceo or today's best friend of yours, the better off we will be. you have a
KCSMMHZ
Nov 9, 2012 2:30pm PST
expected to be able to read from a sheet of music but that is no longer the case. >> the brussels philharmonic orchestra has been the first to say goodbye to traditional sheet music and hello to tablets. the orchestra's as the digital displays will save them thousands of euros each year. ♪ >> unless the screen saver comes up in the metal. [laughter] >> is electricity cheaper than a paper? >> apparently. >> coming up after the break, we look at china. we're going to look at the communist party and ushering in a new set of leaders. how did the superpowers, u.s. and china, relate to each other? >> rockbridge short break. stay with us. >> you decide what you want to watch, the images, the programs, the whole package. dw on the internet. the media center on dw.de. >> the south pacific, and also underwater world that is under threat. it this is the home of a young animal. >> i want to tell you my story about where i live and why my species is in danger. >> the interactive on-line documentary film. >> you can find me on www.dw.de/globalideas. >> welcome back. the current president has
PBS
Nov 19, 2012 6:30pm PST
unsettling the european union. in response, the foreign and defense ministers held talks in brussels to agree on a course of action. "they're calling on hamas to end the airstrike on israel. they are urging both sides of the conflict not to endanger civilian lives. >> the eu foreign policy chief, the current middle east a flare- up, they cannot be resolved without a long-term answer. >> we have to find a way to prevent the kind of violent rocket attacks that we have been seeing and also bring security and peace to the region. it's it's absolutely into what the eu has consistently said about a two-state solution. >> france and germany have also been using other diplomatic clout to try to broker a cease- fire. >> we have to do everything in our power to stop the killing and reach a cease-fire. we're working together with the united nations and our european partners. germany has a special role in the region and we will live up to our responsibilities. eu ministers called on hamas tusis rocket attacks on israel immediately. then they said negotiations could get under way. the stakes are high and
KCSMMHZ
Nov 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
budget freeze, but members of his own conservative party revolted, demanding brussels trim its spending. >> we have more now on the vote and the fallout beginning in london. >> when the vote was read out, it was a stunning defeat for the government. the opposition labor party is rubbing its hands in glee. 53 of david cameron is -- cameron's own party refused to toe the line, pushing through the amendment. kamen wants to freeze the eu budget over the next seven years, but these skeptics say a freeze does not go far enough. they want to see cuts in real terms. opposition labour is supporting the call. while wednesday's parliamentary vote to cut your spending is not binding, it is a significant challenge to david cameron's authority and puts him in a difficult position. the eu commission is proposing a 5% increase in the budget, a move supported by many eu member states. britain's deputy prime minister, and it clegg, a member of the democrats, is skeptical this government can single-handedly turn the tide of the use sentiment -- nick clegg is skeptical this government can single-handedly t
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meetings this month in brussels. >> i'm pleased to announce that today we reached a political agreement on the next disbursement to greece. let me first say that this is not just about money. this is the promise of a better future for the greek people and for the euro area as a whole. >> the ministers agreed on a new goal of reducing greece's debt to 124% of gross domestic product by 2020. to achieve that target, eurozone countries will lower interest rates on their loans to greece and extend deadlines for repayment. they will also help the greek government buy back its bonds at a lower price. >> it will help greece because in terms of the euro, we avoid insolvency. so now we have time to think more positively about growth, about the social state, but also how to implement these difficult decisions we have taken. >>> a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas is steaming across the arctic ocean to japan. it's the world's first lng tanker carrying that route. it's also carrying hopes that japan may be able to diversify its lng imports in the future. the tanker left hammersfest in
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